March 1, 2017 – 6:11 am
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The AK47 Chest rig had not had a major redesign for years until we revolutionize it. We are revolutionizing it again with GRID.
GRID is our advanced laser cut system made from ACRONYM. Grid allows us to reduce weight and lower the profile. It replaces the molle webbing while maintaining molle pouch compatibility.
American ingenuity has improved the AK47’s accuracy, quality and features over the past few years. We have worked hard to keep up with the weapon’s evolution by adding GRID to our AK47 chest rig.
Let’s take a quick look back at the history and design consideration we used to build the first AK47 Chest rig. Our AK47 rig revolutionised the way AK47 magazines are carried today.
At the time, most of the AK47 chest rigs on the market were based upon the Chinese Chicom or Russian Lifchik that supported 3,4 or 6 magazines. The 6 magazine design is usually designed around three double stack pouches. When a magazine is removed the other gets really sloppy. Our rig eliminates the sloppiness.
Why five mags? five mags allows for a light combat load. Five in the chest rig and one in the weapon. Five side-by-side mag pouches allows access to the end mags without wrapping too far around the body. This design lead to the use of the elastic bungee cord pull-tab that secures each mag and eliminates any sloppiness.
1 – change the way the AK mag are carried
2 – build the lowest profile AK mag chest rig on the market. Lower prone signature
3 – a light combat load and break the 6 or 8 mag options
4 – individual mag pouches so you have no rattle rattle
5 – molle compatible
6 – simple and effective
7 – make it at a price point that is affordable
The advances in chest rig design had mostly taken place around the AR magazine used by US and NATO forces. The small elastic pull-tabs work great for the AR magazine, but not so great with the larger curved AK mag. We designed an over sized pull-tab that takes advantage of the curved mag design and secures the mag in the mag pouch. Not working against the mag but with it.
The H-harness has become our only harness available on our chest rig line. Feedback from our clients and our own field test have demonstrated the H-harness is a more comfortable and stable harness system.
Currently the AK47 chest Rig GRID is only available in Multicam.
January 9, 2017 – 11:28 am
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The ECP Extreme Concealable Plate Carrier SAPI/ESAPI was designed for plates 3/4″ to 1.25″. Made out of 500D cordura. The ECP is available in sizes: SAPI S, M, L, XL,8×10, 10×12 and 11×14.
The shoulder straps are designed to be low profile to help reduce signature. The front flap extends over the back strap with velcro adjustment on the rear.
The front and rear cummerbund flap is optional during checkout for the user. Some users may want a more secure cummerbund.
The ECP Extreme Concealable Plate Carrier can be worn covert or overt. Perfect for home defence, low vis work, undercover work, and rapid deployment.
The ECP (Extreme Concealable Plate Carrier) is currently available in our standard 500D colors: Multicam, Coyote, Khaki, Ranger Green, Olive Drab and Black. Check the site for additional available colors.
October 21, 2016 – 8:49 am
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The AK47 split front 4 mag chest rig is now available. This rig was scaled down from our 6 mag version to make a lighter weight rig and for smaller framed individuals.
The AK47 split front chest rigs are available in a fixed or split front configuration. The adjustable option allows the individual to adjust the size of the split in front.
With multiple color options available the AK47 4 mag split front chest rig is a great addition to any AK47 gear enthusiast gear collection.
Available in: MultiCam, MultiCam Black, A-TACS AU, A-TACS FG, Kryptek Highlander, Kryptek Mandrake, Kryptek Typhon, Coyote, Khaki, Ranger Green, OD, Wolf Grey, Woodland and Black.
May 26, 2016 – 10:47 am
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Over the past few months we have received multiple inquiries about the Tactical Scorpion lightweight 10×12 AR500 plate fitting in our Spartan Armor Systems Swimmer Plate Carrier.
The Spartan Armor Systems Swimmer Plate and the Tactical Scorpion plate do have a different cut. We were confident it would fit from the dimensions but until we got our hands on one, we couldn’t say for sure.
The Tactical Scorpion Lightweight 10×12 AR500 plate does fit. In fact, it fits very well.
The Spartan Armor Systems Swimmer Plate Carrier is available in three versions: Cumber, Molle and Low profile. Multiple color options – MultiCam, MultiCam Black, A-TACS AU, A-TACS FG, Kryptek Highlander, Kryptek Mandrake, Kryptek Typhon, Coyote, Khaki, Ranger Green, OD, Wolf Grey, Woodland and Black.
May 18, 2016 – 1:51 pm
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We are is now offering Navy Blue in selected Plate Carriers and Body Armor Carriers. We are offering a back to the basic Navy Blue Plate Carrier to match the guys that wear blue.
Demand for Navy Blue from Law Enforcement, Firefighters and EMS has increased recently.
Navy Blue Plate Carrier and Body Armor Carriers Made 100% in the USA
April 12, 2016 – 7:30 pm
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We are introducing our cummerbund rigid insert set. The rigid inserts can be inserted into our cummerbund.
The cummerbund rigid inserts reduce the twisting or tangling of the cummerbund to help reduce the time and make it easier to put on a plate carrier or body armor carrier.
The cummerbund rigid inserts better support the weight of magazines and side plate armor.
We have revised our BALCS Dimension sheet by making the dimensions more visible to help our clients determine the best fit for industry standard BALCS cut armor and carriers.
What does BALCS stand for any way??? BALCS (Body Armor/Load Carriage System)
Here are some facts to help understand where the acronyms SPEAR/BALCS originated from:
Special Operations Forces Equipment Advanced Requirements (SPEAR) is the United States Special Operations Command’s (USSOCOM) modernization effort for the joint (Army,Navy,and Air Force) Special Operations Forces (SOF) operator. SPEAR will focus on four areas of improvement in personal equipment from 1996 – 2005 including body armor and load carriage.
SPEAR’s Body Armor/Load Carriage System (BALCS) consists of body armor, an equipment Load carrying subsystem, and a backpack subsystem.
The BALCS cut armor is very versatile cut and can me used in an outer tactical carrier or in low vis carrier. We currently make seven different BALCS carriers for BALCS cut armor and have customize many carriers for this armor.
Our BALCS carriers are available in many configurations and multiple color options: MultiCam, MultiCam Black, A-TACS AU, A-TACS FG, Kryptek Highlander, Kryptek Mandrake, Kryptek Typhon, Coyote, Khaki, Ranger Green, OD, Wolf Grey, Woodland and Black.
March 5, 2016 – 8:52 am
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During Shot Show 2016 we had the change to get out to the Pro Gun Club, Boulder City, Nevada with Spartan Armor Systems and Instructor Zero. We shot up a Spartan Armor Systems ATC Armply Shooter Cut plate with their proprietary coating and one of our Spartan Armor Systems low profile carriers. The coating does an excellent job at containing the frag mitigation at 25 feet with 7.62×51 MM M80 Ball and 5.56x45MM(SS109). Check out the video below!!
The Pro Gun Club is an awesome range and worked perfect for the Spartan Armor Armply Shooter plate and Beez Combat Systems Plate Carrier shoot up.
Spartan Armor Systems was one of the sponsors and was showing off their armor and targets. The carriers on the mannequins are two of our carriers we designing for their armor. The ECP carrier and the Spartan Armor Systems Shooter Plate Carrier Cumber.
If you don’t know who Instructor Zero is you need to look this guy up. An amazing instructor that trains Special Operation groups all around the world.
February 8, 2016 – 6:13 pm
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The Beez Combat Systems Spartan Armor Systems Armaply Swimmer low profile plate carrier was designed for Spartan Armor Armaply Swimmer ATC Levell III+ Extreme Lightweight Steel Core Body Armor.
The front of the plate carrier has a large velcro loop field for ID, Name tape and moral patched. There is plenty of velcro loop for proper adjustment with the low profile elastic cummerbund.
The side profile picture you can see how the Spartan Armor Systems Armaply Swimmer Plate Carrier holds these plate like a glove. These plates are triple curve.The low profile elastic cummerbund is 4″ mil-spec elastic. It is very durable. Both ends of the elastic cummerbund have velcro hook and loop for adjust-ability.
The back was left as slick as possible to minimize signature. There is also plenty of velcro for adjustment.
The Spartan Armor Systems Armaply Swimmer Plate Carrier Low Profile is available in MultiCam, MultiCam Black, A-TACS AU, A-TACS FG, Kryptek Highlander, Kryptek Mandrake, Kryptek Typhon, Coyote, Khaki, Ranger Green, OD, Wolf Grey, Woodland and Black.
February 5, 2016 – 7:35 pm
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The Grand Forks Narcotics Task Force reached out to us when they were in need of a new custom armor and load bearing system. They needed a low vis armor carrier that could carry front and rear 3A soft armor panels as well as front and rear rifle plates. We went to working customizing our standard BALCS LVBC body armor carrier to fit their needs.
The additional requirement was a load bearing system that can be worn stand alone or clipped into the armor carrier. Our TLMP (Tactical Load Mount Platform) can perform this function with the correct H-harness and field replaceable buckles.
The TLMP can be mounted to the vertical webbing on the carrier with QASM buckles or G-hooks. This allows for a very low profile carrier until a need arises to go full tactical.
The custom BALCS LVBC carrier is utilizing our 3 cell elastic cummerbund just like the one on our standard BALCS LVBC body armor carrier. This allows up to six mags. Three mags per side if needed. The cells can be used to hold a radio, first aid kit, handcuffs…etc.
If you, your department or agency is in need of custom body armor carrier we are here to help. If you need to keep up with ever changing camouflage trends we can do that as well.
Our custom body armor carriers are available in the following colors: MultiCam, MultiCam Black, A-TACS AU, A-TACS FG, Kryptek Highlander, Kryptek Mandrake, Kryptek Typhon, Coyote, Khaki, Ranger Green, OD, Wolf Grey, Woodland and Black.